With a desire initially to keep the build-out of the raw loft space to a
minimum, homeowner Eric Delin envisioned a simple galley kitchen
with refrigerator, range, and sink lined up on one wall. He is glad he
had second thoughts. “I realized this space has so much volume, there
was absolutely no reason not to add some extra storage and a guest sleeping loft,” says Delin.
The design took shape from there, with a wood post wrapped in espresso-hued laminate veneer
to match the kitchen cabinetry literally anchoring the guest bedroom — which is accessed by a
ship-like ladder — and adding definition to the 13-by-14-foot kitchen. Part of the countertop on
the multipurpose island is white Corian, making it an ideal food preparation space. The solid
surface is raised to distinguish it from the section of the island used for dining or, when needed,
as a serving station for parties. A band of espresso veneer moulding defines the kitchen area and
adds to the graphic punch of the overall design. The original concrete floor is finished with a
layer of polished concrete for a modern, yet Industrial Revolution message.